Elaine Grotefeld

Partner, Cleantech and Tech, Odgers Berndtson

Elaine Grotefeld is Partner and Head of the firm’s Canadian Clean Tech Practice, helping early-stage and high-growth companies recruit top leaders. She specializes in cleantech, technology and sustainability and has more than 20 years of international executive search experience from working in the UK, Asia-Pacific and North America.

Following eight years with IBM in London and Vancouver, Elaine kicked off her recruitment career in Hong Kong, by helping international technology companies set up or expand in Asia-Pacific. In Singapore, she set up a successful technology practice for a US-based boutique search firm, and worked with Braithwaite Steiner Pretty, who was later acquired by Odgers Berndtson.

Elaine has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Cambridge University. She is an active volunteer with Dress for Success, and also promotes clean technology, action against climate change, and women in leadership.